Happy moment is flashing away. Perhaps the moment of most people is about having great meals and drinks in life?! This, however, is not the way of letting our time past, at least it is not the way for Raymond and servants alike. In reality, time flies like an arrow. Family, ministry, production and so on is consuming every moment and every second is so precious.
Tiredness is just a human nature. The annoying thing is that energy and spirit that has been poured out just like what people who are doing great work and yet the reward is not the same. If it is for the richness, we have long to give our best of time in the money road regardless of what it takes. However, the calling and mission had led us to walk in the road of Gospel. The moment of responding to the calling, Raymond was so clear about the goal for the “lost souls”, motivate the hearts is a flow of life while the luxurious house and car is out of the sight. Hence, we are not aim to get richness.
Ministry is not enterprise. Ministry is putting Gospel first and money second. Enterprise in the other hand is putting priority in finance while charity comes later. That is to say, the support and offering that we get must be properly managed so that the money can be used in the Gospel journey with the best spending possible.
The needs of localized Gospel is getting greater. Raymond and the team “couragely” responded. Localized ministry is not hard but it needs patience. The only element that caused people in the same field to give up in half way is the “surviving” factor. Indeed, Singpetra Mission is facing the finance turnover problem. This year is not an exception – April and May, income is falling short of expenditure!
Weak is human being. Every time when Raymond is facing this situation, will ask in heart, “Why aren’t we an enterprise? If yes, then we have the condition of getting another route of getting money so that we may cover the inadequate part. Should we continue? Why is this suffering?”
Since it is not an enterprise, what then shall ministry look for? It turns out to be what Paul had said, “.. by all possible means I might save some.” That is to ask for more harvest, fulfill the mission! Second, as what Jesus ordered the disciples, “Do not take a purse…When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you…but when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you.” This is the way to survive. As long as there’s still life, the mission will move on! In the same time, we believe the Lord who sends us will greatly bless those who are willing to welcome us and the givers!
After some clean up of mindset, Raymond and team will not spend time in how we should get enough money strategy, or else we might have lose both at the end. Yet, we work hard to do what is related to the Gospel. From evangelistic concert tour, gospel product production to create a field to spread the Gospel for next generation and so on. This is what God called us to do. Therefore, we will stand by in our own position with simplicity, sincerity, and whole-heartedly. May our simplicity and perseverance move the hearts of people, getting the support for the ministry, especially in love offering.
May you be our angels in the beginning of the later half of the year 2013! Let your love offering helps us through and that we may worrying about nothing to move on for Gospel!
Raymond and the team are here to thank you and appreciate you.